By The Krautfather Side Dishes
September 26, 2012
1-Head of Cabbage
1lb of Bacon
2 tablespoons of butter- plus more for greasing gratin dish
2lbs Baking Potatoe, unpeeled and thinly sliced(about 1/8 inch)
2 1/2 cups heavy cream
2 cups of parmesan
salt & pepper
1/4 cup fresh chives to garnish-optional
1Pre-heat oven to 375
2Fry bacon, drain on paper towels, set aside.
3Wash cabbage and pat dry. Shred cabbage(slice) add 1 tablespoon of butter to bacon grease, stir till melted.
4Add cabbage, slowly let cabbabe wilt.(usally 30min).
5Crumble bacon up and add in with cabbage, add salt & pepper. Remove from heat.
6Generously butter the bottom and sides of an oven proof casserole dish.
7In a large bowl combine potatoes, 1 1/2 cups of cream, 1 cup of parmesan, mix well.
8Using your hands, place a layer of potatoes in dish, add a layer of cabbage, sprinkle with parmesan and repeat layers.
9Pour remaining 1 cup of cream over dish, sprinkle with remaining parmesan.
10Cover dish with aluminum foil, bake 1 hour. Remove foil and bake 30 minutes or until golden brown. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.
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